Family Time in Ruidoso
If you are looking for family fun, Ruidoso is the place. Take the go-carts for a spin at Funtrackers, pan for gold at the Flying J Ranch, play a round of Disc Golf, take a Gondola Ride at Ski Apache, or go for a wild ride down the water slide at the Ruidoso Municipal Swimming Pool. Ride the paddle boats at Mescalero Lake at the Inn of the Mountain Gods, or walk one of our many kid-friendly trails.
The village also offers a variety of programs including Wilderness Camps and instruction in archery, golf and gardening. Tennis courts and a sand volleyball court are available for year-round use, and the shredder in your family will love the Skateboard Park. For more information, visit the Ruidoso Parks and Recreation Department.
The Inn of the Mountain Gods also offers its guests a Kids Summer Program on Saturdays from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day.
There's plenty to choose from. Take Your Pick.
Snuggle in front of a fire. Build a snowman. Take a walk in the forest. Stargaze. Ruidoso embraces winter weather with plenty of no-cost activities to keep your vacation on budget.
Ski season is here with Ski Apache opening on December 15, 2017 and Apache Wind Rider Zip Tour now open Thursday through Sunday.
Ski Apache is known for its beautiful warm weather skiing and snowboarding as the nation’s southern-most continually operating resort, but there is plenty of summer excitement too. Here is what travelers can look forward to this summer.
This adrenaline-pumping, three-span zip tour begins above 11,000 feet with parallel cables so riders can ride side-by-side. It also spans over 8,900 feet in length, making it one of the longest in the world while offering a thrilling and unforgettable experience.
Take in the breathtaking views of Inn of the Mountain Gods as you glide over the crystal waters of Lake Mescalero. Offering parallel cables so riders can enjoy the view side-by-side.
While much of the country is sweltering in summer heat, Ruidosoans are chilling out in the tall pines. No matter what a vacation means to you, a summer holiday is pretty cool in Ruidoso.
Give your kids an adventure they’ll never forget. From youngsters to tweens, Ruidoso Wilderness Camps gets kids out in nature. From fishing and canoeing, to hiking and outdoor sports, plus horseback riding and rock climbing, our Parks & Rec wilderness camps offer it all.
From pristine high-mountain lakes and streams to sparkling reservoirs and meandering rivers, discover the best places to cast a line in Ruidoso.
From street to trail, if you love to pedal, Ruidoso has you covered. With new trail development and a vast network of empty rural roads and awesome mountain trails, cycling in Ruidoso has never been better. Discover the best places to get your bike on in Ruidoso.
From patios to fireplaces and cozy corners to curl up and chat, here are six delicious spots for the most important meal of the day.
Kids of all ages will have plenty of family fun in Ruidoso. Many area attractions, such as hiking and skiing, are perfect for the entire family. Plan the perfect family vacation with these fun kid-friendly trip ideas.
They say the best things in life are free. Save money on your next trip by taking advantage of these 5 free things to do in Ruidoso.
Ruidoso's diverse cluster of indie Midtown shops offer something for everyone, from outdoor gear to trendy threads, but here’s a quick primer.
Use these tips to get on your way camping with the entire family and create camping memories now.
Bring a picnic, cast for fish, paddle a boat, cycle, horseback ride, or explore on foot via multi-use trails at two cool, clear alpine reservoirs in Ruidoso that will keep you coming back for more.
Lincoln, the most widely visited historic site in New Mexico, is part of a community frozen in time—the 1870s and 1880s. The historic site includes 17 structures and outbuildings, four of which are open year round and two more seasonally as museums.
The All American Futurity (G1) is the richest race for 2-year-olds in North America, regardless of breed. Run every Labor Day at Ruidoso Downs in the mountain village of Ruidoso, New Mexico, the $3 million race is contested by 2-year-old American Quarter Horses. It will be run on September 4, 2017.
During the winter holiday season, there are sleigh rides through the historic upper canyon with Grindstone Stables.
Your first time on the slopes can be a daunting experience. It can also be a blast! These tips from the pros at Ski Apache will help you to stay safe while you're having fun, and ensure that you get the most from your ski vacation.
Witness panoramic vistas from the top of Ski Apache. Look for wildlife and enjoy the cool temperatures of Sierra Blanca Peak. For extra fun, rent a mountain bike at Ski Apache, take it up the mountain on the gondola, and ride down.
The Grindstone Disc Golf Course is located near Ruidoso's Midtown in Grindstone Canyon near Grindstone Lake. It is a 27 hole, 81 par heavily wooded course, free and fun for the whole family.
The best Ruidoso family vacations begin with carefree moments that last a lifetime and inspire you to return again and again.
The Smokey Bear Ranger District in Ruidoso offers many different recreation opportunities for all seasons including picnicking, hiking, horseback riding, hunting, camping and more.
Beautiful Sierra Blanca dominates the views on this scenic walk, run, ride paved path that circles the Links at Sierra Blanca Golf Course in the heart of Ruidoso. The Links trail is 3 mile loop that provides outdoor exercise that dogs, kids and adults will enjoy.
The Flying J Ranch Chuckwagon Supper and Western Show is one of Ruidoso's most popular summer activities, offering great food and excellent family entertainment.